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Hotel Bryant Park Hotel 4 star
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40 West 40th St, New York, NY, USA New York, United States of America -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

A firm favourite with the 'in' crowd since its opening in 2001, the Bryant Park Hotel stills packs a punch despite its seniority over some of its closest competitors. The design is pretty sleek and contemporary and the restaurant and bar are certainly of the type to attract the type of clientele needed for the hotel to retain its trendy status. Although some of the rooms have no view, they are very well-appointed and many give on to the park just across the road. If you are travelling as a couple or family and want the very best of Manhattan on your doorstep then you should very definitely consider booking here, providing you have a considerable budget.

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    Location 9.34 /10

    Do not bother looking for a more centrally located hotel as you will not find one. It is situated on the edge of the park after which it is named and many of the rooms have views onto this green space which often has events throughout the year. There are so many of the city's attractions that you can reach on foot from the hotel and there are several subway stations in close proximity if you do not fancy walking too far. In addition to the attractions, there are a host of shops, restaurants and bars in the area. JFK is 17 miles away, La Guardia 9 miles and Newark 15.

    Accommodation 8.20 /10

    With 128 spacious, uncluttered and tastefully decorated guestrooms and suites, the accommodations at the Bryant Park Hotel would find favour with many a guest. Although not all the rooms have a park view, they are all well-lit through a combination of natural light and well-conceived interior lighting. The standard rooms (known here as superiors) are precisely arranged with all furniture at right angles with one another. They feature black queen size platform beds neatly dressed in crisp white linens with a leather cushion and neck pillow against a lather headboard. Either side of the bed hang reading lamps and the bedside tables have a telephone and an iPod docking station. Furniture in the room includes an ottoman at the foot of the bed, a beige corner sofa and coffee table and two other low units with another cordless telephone and glasses and an ice bucket. There is also a closet in the room which conceals a safe and an umbrella (iron and ironing boards are on request only) as well as the well-stocked minibar and snack tray. Other amenities in the room include a flatscreen television, a Bose sound system and, in the larger rooms, bathrobes and slippers. The chocolate brown carpet makes for a homely feel, as do the long net curtains hiding the tall windows. The spacious, well-lit marble bathrooms are in excellent condition and have deep soaking tubs with monsoon shower heads, porcelain vanities with their fixtures to the side, make-up mirrors, hairdryers and Molton Brown toiletries, the larger of which are for sale.

    The larger guestrooms boast more living space and advantages such as a swivel television which can be watched either in bed or on the couch, hardwood floors, park views and a bathroom featuring both a bathtub and walk-in shower. The suites are more impressive yet with separate living spaces, dining tables, exterior terraces and even board rooms.

    Overview 8.70 /10

    The main entrance to the hotel is slap bang opposite the south side of Bryant Park. Before you pass under the canopy and through gilded doors themselves framed by a Gothic-style entrance, take a look up at the exterior of the first few floors with its Juliet balconies, mirrored black tiles and gilded sculptures before the building turns into a brick tower. Once inside the mood completely alters with a red and black theme dominating the lobby. Although the contrast between the black walls and red of the reception, concierge and bag claim desks make a bold statement, for us the space's best feature is the floor-to-ceiling windows with their flower display looking onto the park and the bustling street outside. The Gothic chandelier that hangs from the ceiling is perhaps a little out of place but is elegant and dainty enough not to spoil the ensemble. In the background plays a soundtrack of experimental music while all members of staff are dressed in black to fit in with the colour scheme. To one side of the hall is the hotel's restaurant, Koi, and to the other side is a vaulted staircase which leads down to Cellar Bar (see 'Food and Drink').

    One of the main pulls of the hotel is its screening room, one of only a handful in New York hotels. It hosts private industry screenings and can be hired out by individuals too. The hotel also boasts a top-of-the-range fitness room with a wide range of machines, both cardio and weights, equipped with a flatscreen television, towels, water and fruit.

    The hotel as a whole is extremely well kept and maintained and is clean and tidy. The members of staff we came across were pleasant enough and the atmosphere of the hotel seemed pretty chilled out, despite its status as an 'in' spot.

    Food and drink 8.70 /10

    Arguably the most stunning part of the hotel is its restaurant, Koi. The eatery, which opened its first branch in Los Angeles and now has sites in Las Vegas, Bangkok and another in SoHo in New York, serves a Japanese menu with Californian touches. The décor is something quite special with dark wood furniture, tan leather banquettes and an indoor garden all swept over by an impressive lattice work structure caressing the ceiling. Also of note in terms of décor are the false fossils on display on shelves at the front of the space, the chandeliers which look as those they have price tags hanging from them and the fantastic wooden doors with metal bolts. Guests at the restaurant can choose to be seated in their own private booths, at a regular table for two (looks quite cramped) or at the sushi bar at the back of the space. Koi is open for breakfast (traditional continental and hot options), lunch and dinner and also has a bar/lounge where one can enjoy a selection of house cocktails.

    On the menu are starters such as warm baby spinach and mushroom with a ponzu dressing or yellowtail and salmon sashimi with organic greens and sesame dressing, mains including Hamachi fusion with soy citrus and truffle essence or edamame dumplings with lobster and a mushroom mirin broth as well as tempura, sushi and other more mainstream dishes such as lamb chops and pan seared chicken breast.

    The hotel also has a very popular night spot in the form of The Cellar Bar which lies underneath the hotel. Although a modern hotspot, the style is unabashedly Gothic with vaulted ceilings, those same chandeliers that are present in the lobby and even metal gates and iron work to really underline the look. A real party goer's venue, the bar/club hosts special events and guest DJs several times per month and serves cocktails, wines and a tapas menu.

    To know

    The Bryant Park Hotel opened in 2001 but has still managed to maintain its status as one of the city's hotspots, thanks, in no small part, to its private screening room. The hotel has 6 guestrooms fully adapted to welcome those guests in a wheelchair.

    Equipment

    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning

    advantage

    • Excellent location
    • Contemporary design
    • Restaurant/bar
    • Screening room
    • Room views

    disadvantages

    • No wellness facilities

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